Black Woman

Her mind travels a million miles
As she stares in the distance with sad eyes
When questioned, she lies about being okay, through fake smiles
Yet, her thoughts grow more troublesome as time flies

In her thoughts, she’s cursing the color of her skin
Society has deemed her big lips, wide nose, nappy hair, and brown skin ugly
How can her worth as a human depend on her body’s level of melanin?
Yet, her same ugly exotic features on a different race, is the “standard of beauty”

Her head starts to spin as she attempts to unravel such mystery
She’s been told she’s the least attractive among all races
Puzzled, she reflects back to piece it all together from ancient history
Yet, from back then to now, she easily spots many black women with beautiful faces

She fails to understand that her differences make her a unique and intriguing human
Chocolate skin, tough hair, wide nose with juicy lips, you are beautiful, black woman!

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